It was in July of 2004 when, Ai Ling, a student of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, was crossing the road. Tragically, she was knocked down by a motorcycle. She sustained head injuries, lost the use of her right eye and one of her legs was fractured. She was hospitalized for a month. Her life took a drastic change as she needed to adjust and re-orientate to her new physical condition.
Ai Ling was referred by National University Hospital to Bizlink Centre in December 2005 for vocational assessment.
After the assessment, it was concluded that Ai Ling needed more time to manage her loss of functions before she would be emotionally ready for job placement. Again in 2006, Ai Ling requested for job placement. Bizlink found that Ai Ling was still not ready psychologically and emotionally for job placement.
Her mother was advised to seek professional help to prepare her for her future job placement . In early 2009, Ai Ling was assessed to be ready for job placement by the professional team in Bizlink. Upon the referral, Bizlink’s Placement Officer successfully matched Ai Ling with a job as a Customer Service Agent. She did well in her job and was awarded the best employee of the month. She was even given a monetary award as an incentive.
This helped to boost Ai Ling’s self esteem and reinforced within her that she can further develop her potential to greater heights. With Ai Ling’s quest to perform more challenging tasks, she has been offered a new job as accounts cum admin assistant. She was entrusted to take care of the office when her employer found Ai Ling to be reliable and responsible.
The testimony of Ai Ling’s successful re-integration into the workforce after many years has being contributed by the hard work of many professionals who have provided counseling and medical treatment in her life.
Tribute from Ai Ling;
“I am very grateful for the effort of Bizlink Centre in helping me to find employment. Being gainfully employed has enabled me to live an independent life after my accident”.